Caswell and Banks Receive Awards for Excellence in Queer Scholarship

Late last spring, the Utah State UP published Dr. Stephanie West-Puckett, Dr. Nikki Caswell, and Dr. Will Banks’s monograph Failing Sideways: Queer Possibilities for Writing Assessment (2023). This project began when Stephanie was a doctoral student in the RWPC program at ECU when the three authors formed a queer rhetorics reading group. This week, the authors were notified that the book has the 2024 Conference on College Composition & Communication’s Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship.

In addition, The Conference on College Composition and Communication has awarded their book an Honorable Mention in the Best Book (monograph) category and an honorable mention for the Advancement of Knowledge Award.